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If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis?

Patricia M Van Den Heuvel
(218) 786-4442
Two Harbors, MN
Practice Areas
Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Westside Pet Clinic
(218) 722-2527
1810 W Superior St
Duluth, MN

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Grand Ave Veterinary Clinic
(218) 628-0301
5503 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN

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Twin Ports Equine
(218) 878-1411
247 Erickson Rd
Esko, MN

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Ms. Lynda Cramer
Lynda Cramer, LICSW
(651) 642-1220
1885 University Ave W Suite 325
St. Paul, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Kimberly Overlie
(218) 390-7193
Duluth, MN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

PetCare of Duluth
(218) 461-4400
2701 W. Superior St, Suite 102
Duluth, MN
Services
affordably prices vaccines, flea/tick prevention, heartworm testing and prevention and microchipping
Hours
Wed & Th 10-6, Fri 9-5 and Sat 9-2

Country Pet Clinic
(715) 399-8776
4712 S Mertes Rd
Superior, WI

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Shepherd, Jennifer, Dvm - Cloquet Animal Hospital
(218) 879-9280
122 2ND St
Cloquet, MN

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Ms. Stephanie Tkach
Stephanie Tkach, LICSW
(612) 558-6760
2908 Humboldt Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Why is Deception So Common?

It has always bothered me when doctors and nurses blandly tell dying human patients that they will be “OK.” I am also bothered when I hear veterinarians and their support staff tell pet owners that their pet is going to be “all right” despite a poor prognosis looming overhead.

We may feel guilty if we take away a person’s hope, but should we lie about reality? Deception is all too common a habit in the human health care field, but should veterinarians also support the false hopes of their clients? Should frank lies come straight from health care professionals who encourage terminal patients to thrash in the gears of the “mindless machinery” of medicine? Is there harm in giving clients the truth about their pet’s actual condition and probable prognosis, at least as a reality check?

If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis? Is there a more compassionate way to say, “You have six months to live”? How can this difficult information be gently delivered to the family without ripping their hearts out and stomping on their hope?

Deception is commonplace in the human and pet food and supplements industry. We know that 38 percent of the labels in the supplement and nutraceutical industry are not what they claim to be.

In a 2008 University of Chicago medical ethics survey of human oncologists, 73 percent said progno...

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